policy basics

Policy Basics

Policy Basics is a series of background reports on issues related to the Montana budget and taxes. The purpose of the Policy Basics series is to provide the public, community advocates, and policymakers with the tools they need to understand basic yet complex tax and budget policies and effectively engage in important fiscal debates that shape the health and safety of our communities.

Policy Basics: Property Taxes in Montana

The Montana property tax system supports local public services, including schools, roads, and other infrastructure. Residential property owners pay almost half of all property taxes. Every two years,...

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Policy Basics: Individual Income Taxes in Montana

Learn about individual income taxes in Montana that make up the single largest source of revenue, comprising nearly 60 percent of the state’s General Fund.

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Policy Basics: Corporate Income Taxes in Montana

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Capital Gains Tax Credit: Valuing Wealth Over Work in Montana

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Policy Basics: Taxation Authority in Indian Country

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Policy Basics: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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Policy Basics: Jurisdiction in Indian Country

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Policy Basics: Land Status of Indian Country

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Policy Basics: What Is Tribal Citizenship?

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Policy Basics: What Is Tribal Sovereignty?

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Policy Basics: Property Taxes in Montana

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Capital Gains Tax Credit: Valuing Wealth Over Work in Montana

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Policy Basics: Individual Income Taxes in Montana

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Policy Basics: An Introduction into Who Pays Taxes in Montana

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Policy Basics: Corporate Income Taxes in Montana

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Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country Part 2: Tribal Governments

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Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country Part 1: Individual Tribal Members

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Capital Gains Tax Credit: Valuing Wealth Over Work in Montana

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Policy Basics: Montana Corporate Income Taxes

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Policy Basics: Montana’s Individual Income Tax

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Policy Basics: Introduction to Who Pays Montana’s Taxes

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Policy Basics: Montana’s Property Tax System

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Policy Basics: Unemployment Insurance

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Policy Basics: Who Pays Montana's Taxes?

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

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MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.